Happy Coronation Day and here is a delicious WW2 fruit scone recipe for the occasion!

I hope you are having a wonderful Coronation Day and enjoying some feasting! I had two large scones for my lunch which I made from a WW2 recipe and the rations I had and thoroughly enjoyed these. They were delicious!

Coronation Day Fruit Scones

  • 16 oz of self-raising flour (or plain flour and 2 heaped teaspoons of baking powder)
  • 2-4 oz butter or margarine (I used 3 oz of vegan butter)
  • 2 oz sugar
  • 1/4 pint of milk (I used oat milk)
  • 2-3 oz of sultanas or dried mixed fruit
  • pinch of salt


  1. Sieve the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar (or add the sugar after sieving)
  2. Add small lumps of the butter/margarine and rub in with fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs
  3. Add the milk and mix until a stiff dough is achieved
  4. Roll out to 1 inch thick and use cutters (I used 3.5 inch cutters which made 8 scones)
  5. Wash with milk or egg
  6. Cook in over at 180C for 20-30 mins until cooked.
  7. Allow to cool before serving

C xxxx

3 thoughts on “Happy Coronation Day and here is a delicious WW2 fruit scone recipe for the occasion!

  1. Yum!! Looks fabulous!
    I was unexpectedly moved by the coronation this morning. It was beautiful!
    Enjoy! xx

  2. As an eight year-old in 1953, I my Mum remembered being given a commemorative mug and a tin of toffees at school to celebrate the Queen’s coronation.

    In 1977 when I was nine, we received a mug for the Silver Jubilee.

    I wonder if the kids today in 2023 were given anything?

    Hope everyone it touches has a great long-weekend. 👍🏻

  3. A belated congratulations to you all from America! Thanks, as always, Carolyn! This looks quite delicious and I’d love to try it. 🙂

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